Turner eyes first win for Park Run

Ray Walker has two chances at Young's harness racing meeting on Friday.
Ray Walker has two chances at Young's harness racing meeting on Friday.

Ganmain trainer-driver Ray Turner is hoping Park Run can finally break through for a much-deserved win at Young on Friday.

Placed in nine of his 18 starts, the four-year-old is still chasing his first win.

He’s not the only one in the Trimech Pace (2100m) out to break their duck.

Between the field they’ve won four of their 279 starts.

Only Barkway Bill, Sunofasis and Blackmagic Shannon (twice) have tasted success.

Blackmagic Shannon’s last win was a year ago, while you have to go back to 2015 for the other two’s only victories.

With four placings in his last five starts, Turner believes a win isn’t too away for Park Run, but he isn’t too confident it will be on Friday after drawing barrier 10.

“He’s not too far off a win,” Turner said.

“But the draw is the biggest problem with him.

“He hasn't drawn real good draws right through the starts that he’s had, so he's done a good job really as 50 per cent of the time he’s run a place.”

Turner believes his good placing record is a testament to how hard he tries.

“He tries his best all the time,” he said.

“He just has to have some luck in running and if he gets the right run he has a chance.

“While he hasn’t drawn real good (on Friday) you never know what can happen in the run.”

Turner also has Malicious Fella engaged on the card.

He hasn’t been placed since a win at Canberra last month and Turner is hoping there is speed on to suit.

“If they go real hard it will probably suit him as he’s more of a one-speed who keeps on trying,” he said.


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